I am in search of Amer Picon, a bitter, orange flavored aperitif. I understand it is available only in France. Does anyone know if it is widely available or will I have trouble finding it in Paris, also? I will be in Paris next month and would love to bring two or three bottles home with me.
I would not say widely available - it is very much an acquired taste - but not impossible to find either. A safe bet: Galeries Lafayette in Boulevard Haussmann up in the 9th, (Métro Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette et Havre - Caumartin). It is worth a visit anyhow, its Bordeaux stash is supposed to be the biggest in the world with 1500+ references. Are you looking for the one intended for wine or the one for beer?